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crafter beware - you're in for a scare!
I loved reading Goosebumps books as a kid, and my favorite was Be Careful What You Wish For. I also loved the Give Yourself Goosebumps Series, which is like a choose your own adventure with that special tough of Goosebumps magic...So when I recently acquired some of my old favorites, I added a few changed of my own.

My favorite books are the ones with fortune tellers in them. R.L. Stine's fortune tellers are very mysterious, and you can't tell if they're good or bad.

Posted by Ariel Greenwood from Lake Elsinore, California, United States • Published See Ariel Greenwood's 107 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, I was feeling nostalgic for the old cover I remembered Be Careful What You Wish For in...so I looked it up online and printed it out, cutting with an xacto blade the window on the back cover.

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the inside, I glued the original cover, as well as the picture I cut out from the back...I also added a little activity.

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 3
    Step 3

    For Welcome to Wicked Wax Museum, I decided to read it all the way and find the best possible course through the book and highlight it.

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 4
    Step 4

    I decorated the front page...

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 5
    Step 5

    Added some words from other scary books to add to the excitement...

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 6
    Step 6

    The story takes place in a wicked wax museum, so I added some real wax at critical points for an extra spooky effect.

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 7
    Step 7

    I also solved the puzzle, I think.

  • How to make a recycled book notebook. Altered Goosebumps Books - Step 8
    Step 8

    Plus, I changed the ending a bit...

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jasmyn b.
jasmyn b. · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects
I dont think i could have found something more awesome on here. I <3 goosebumps and i absolutely loved the peephole idea
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JONI
JONI · 75 projects
I should have read the comment first sorry.
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JONI
JONI · 75 projects
hey, where did you get the I alter book stamp from ?
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Like the spooky effects in it.;-D well done!
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Ariel Greenwood
Ariel Greenwood · Lake Elsinore, California, US · 108 projects
Hey everyone, thanks for your comments. To answer your question Frustrated, I found the altered books stamp in a Thrift Store Dumpster, hehe! To answer your question Jedward, I have tons of ideas for the regular goosebumps books. Maybe you could take Book #1 Welcome to Dead House and cut the cover into a door hanger to put on your front door? Or just find things that fit the theme of the book and glue them in, like halloween spider web, creepy slime, or anything that goes with the story! I have another book I made I'll put up as a project on here soon that is based on the book Eye of the Fortune-Teller. I used a tarot card in the book as an attatched bookmark, added a good luck charm in a pocket on the inside cover like the ones the kids got in the story, and added notes. Hehe hope that helps! And it's so cool that those people wrote their names in it, maybe a story about how they got "the cursed book" to accompany it or something?
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Jessie Le Bon
Jessie Le Bon · Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB · 1 project
Hey!Sorry its me again!But I think this is a really gd idea!I bought loads of my goosebump books at a car boot sale and the previous owners have wrote their name in,so this is really cool!
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Jessie Le Bon
Jessie Le Bon · Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB · 1 project
Oh I so love this!I found some old Goosebumps that I like NEVER use!Now I have something to do with them,well cool!But can you tell me what you could do in an old version (like the first covers)?Thanks!
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Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
That is very cool!! I have tons of old Goosebumps books. Thanks for giving me something to do with them!
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
Kudos! This is FANTASTIC! Way to go!
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Twiggy
Twiggy · Chillicothe, Ohio, US · 12 projects
So awesome.
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